A low libido, or loss of your sex drive, occasionally affects everyone as they go through periods of stress, illness, or discontent with their partner. But for many people, low libido becomes a chronic problem due to hormone imbalances. Our providel at MyFitMed is an expert in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances, especially low testosterone, which affects libido in men and women. If you’d like to revitalize your sex life, call our office in Dallas, Texas, or book a same-day consultation online.
A wide range of health conditions and medications can affect sex drive in men and women. Any health condition that causes pain -- such as arthritis or low back pain -- can diminish your desire for sex.
Chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and coronary artery disease may affect your physical response, making it harder for women to become aroused or for men to get and keep an erection.
Everyday issues like ongoing stress at work or at home, fatigue, anxiety, or depression often interfere with libido in men and women. Of course, relationship problems can always have an impact on your sex life.
Men and women can both develop sexual dysfunction. In men, this usually means problems like premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Women often have a hard time becoming aroused, can’t have an orgasm, or they have pain during intercourse.
Despite the many possible causes of low libido, one of the most common is a hormone imbalance.
Hormone imbalance in women occurs at menopause, when low levels of estrogen and testosterone trigger changes that affect their sex drive and their ability to enjoy intercourse.
Many men don’t realize that their levels of testosterone naturally drop as they age. Beginning around the age of 30, testosterone levels decline at the rate of 1% every year. Men may also have hypogonadism, which means they don’t produce enough testosterone.
Before a treatment plan is developed, our provider at MyFitMed performs a consultation and evaluation — including bloodwork — to determine underlying nutritional and hormonal problems. When your bloodwork shows you have low testosterone, your normal hormone levels will be restored through hormone replacement therapy.
Our provider may administer your hormone replacement as an injection, patch, cream, bioTE® pellets or other types of pellet treatment. Pellets consist of tiny, hormone-containing capsules that he injects under your skin. They continuously release testosterone for several months before the pellet must be replaced.
No matter which form of hormone replacement is best for you, you’ll continue to receive follow-up blood work to be sure your testosterone is at optimal levels.
You don’t need to live with a low sex drive because solutions are available. Please don’t wait to call MyFitMed or book a same-day consultation online.